SITE Foundation was established by SITE to raise funds and support research, education and advocacy projects on behalf of the incentive travel industry.
Monies raised by SITE Foundation enable us to make the business case for incentive travel and highlight the transformational potential of travel experiences on individuals, enterprises and communities.
Since 2017 SITE Foundation has invested over $1.25million to drive the business case for incentive travel and support professional development within the industry.
Our mission and vision
Our Mission - raising funds to drive the business case for incentive travel & motivation experiences and supporting professional development within the industry.
Our Vision - investing in the power & sustainable growth of incentive travel & motivational experiences.
Our Strategic Pillars - Fundraising, Investment, Advocacy, Research / Content, Partnerships / Alliances.
SITE Foundation supports the business case for Incentive Travel
Since 2017, SITE Foundation has invested over $1.275m to support the business case for incentive travel. Spanning research, education and advocacy, these initiatives include the annual publication of the Incentive Travel Industry Index, the development of educational programming and professional accreditation and the creation of Motivate, an online content repository dedicated to the métier of incentive travel professionals.
Recent Projects include
- Development of certification for mid-manager level incentive travel professionals (CITP)
- Annual publication of the Incentive Travel Industry Index (ITII) with our partners Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) and Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP)
- Creation and distribution of “Motivate”, an online content repository for incentive travel professionals
- Funding and running The David Riddell Memorial Scholarship
- Ongoing disbursement of grants to individuals, Chapters, or companies in the incentive industry
- Creation of Corporate inSITEs series - a serial research initiative with 50 US corporations who use incentive travel as a key part of their reward and recognition program
- Co-funding and administering the Moira Fund to assist SITE members with financial difficulties to pay their annual dues
SITE Foundation Grant Application
The SITE Foundation’s mission is to enhance the awareness and effectiveness of motivational experiences and incentive travel, thereby expanding their use around the world. In order to achieve this goal, the SITE Foundation—a not-for-profit organization—facilitates critical research, trend analysis, and educational programs that elevate the skills of incentive travel professionals and connects them with leading practices.
SITE Foundation Grants provide funding to organizations that support this mission including industry organizations, SITE Chapters and Tourism Boards. Requests for grants can be from individuals, Chapters, or companies in the incentive industry. The application can include funding for projects such as incentive industry education, research, and/or providing access to SITE programs to those in financial need. Learn more about the SITE Foundation, or contact SITE@SITEglobal.com with any questions.
The SITE Foundation Influence
See how the SITE Foundation has impacted and empowered our members within the incentive travel industry. Here's what some of our members have to say...
Aoife Delaney, CIS, CITP
Director of Marketing, The DMC Network
SITE Foundation helps me prove my worth as an incentive travel professional
SITE Foundation has invested significantly in education and certification and, as a young professional in the industry, this has given me access to a well-defined career path that allows me to advance within the world of incentive travel and acquire formal certification that objectively validates my professionalism.
Owner of Peerless Performance, Atlanta
SITE Foundation provides me with data to make well informed decisions
SITE Foundation partners with Incentive Research Foundation and Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals to produce the annual Incentive Travel Industry Index. This annual release is eagerly anticipated here at Peerless Performance as it provides a convenient snapshot of where we are as an industry as well as a predictive hypothesis of where the industry is going. It provides us with the data to drive great decision making.
Recipient of David Riddell Memorial Scholarship
SITE Foundation gives me access to great educational opportunities
Thanks to SITE Foundation’s generous sponsorship of the David Riddell Scholarship, I attended the SITE Global Conference in Vancouver. It was a truly eye-opening experience that gave me a palpable sense of the global scale of the incentive travel industry and validated the important role that I play within that as a professional destination management executive.